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How Sensex, gold, 10-year G-sec performed for week ending Feb 20, 2020

How Sensex, gold, 10-year G-sec performed for week ending Feb 20, 2020

Finance
This weekly tracker keeps you updated on the benchmark stock index, gold prices, bond yields and inflation. It also tracks the changes in the past one year to give investors an idea how their investments performed over a longer period. Investors were pessimistic due to the lack of buying triggers, lackluster global markets, depreciating rupee and persistent capital outflows. Gold price (Rs) Gold prices gained on worries of global economic growth due to rising coronavirus infections and speculations of monetary policy easing by the Federal Reserve. Bond yields were little changed as investors remained cautious due to the rising Brent oil prices and weak Asian currencies. CPI continued to remain above the RBI's tolerance level for the second month in a row due to surging food...
Brits 2020: Dave wins and calls PM ‘racist’

Brits 2020: Dave wins and calls PM ‘racist’

Entertainment
London rapper Dave won album of the year at the Brits, moments after calling the prime minister a "racist".The star took home the night's main award for his provocative, personal album Psychodrama, which also won last year's Mercury Prize.But it was his fiery performance of the single Black which stole the show.In a newly-written verse, he called out the government response to Grenfell and said: "The truth is our prime minister is a real racist".Brit Awards: Red carpet in picturesHe also attacked tabloid coverage of the Duchess of Sussex, and made a reference to London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt. Two years after Stormzy demanded "where's the money for Grenfell?" on the Brits stage, Dave updated the lyric, saying: "Grenfell victims still need...
NOAA: January 2020 was hottest on record

NOAA: January 2020 was hottest on record

Science
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Last month was the hottest January in all 141 years of climate records, according to scientists at the National Centers for Environmental Information. In a Thursday press release, the NOAA said January 2020 also marked the 44th consecutive January and the 421st consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average. On top of that, the scientists said the four warmest Januaries have occurred since 2016 with the 10 warmest occurring in the last 20 years. Globally, land and ocean surface temperatures were at a record 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, surpassing the previous January record set in 2016 by 0.04 of a degree F. By hemisphere, the world's northern half established a record January with a 2.70 degrees F above average while the s...
MWC 2020: Smartphone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears

MWC 2020: Smartphone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears

Technology
The world's largest mobile phone showcase, Mobile World Congress (MWC), has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns, organisers have confirmed.The GSM Association (GSMA) said it had become "impossible" for the event to go ahead as planned in Barcelona. BT, Facebook, LG, Nokia, Sony and Vodafone were among the high-profile exhibitors to have pulled out of the annual event, citing coronavirus fears.But Spain's health minister, Salvador Illa, urged people to remain calm.Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Illa said people should "trust in the Spanish health system" and "take decisions based on scientific evidence".MWC was due to be held in Barcelona on 24-27 February. More than 100,000 people usually attend the annual event, about 6,000 of whom travel from China. ...
Oscars 2020: South Korea’s Parasite makes history by winning best picture

Oscars 2020: South Korea’s Parasite makes history by winning best picture

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year's Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize.Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes's 1917 took three.The World War One epic had been the favourite to win best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories.Parasite in paradise Parasite's Bong Joon-ho beat Sir Sam to the p...